Date: March 28, 2011

Eastwood records triple aces

A hole in one is always cause for celebration at any golf club but what do you do when you have three aces, on the same day, on the same hole and two of those came from the same group? Cut the pin in a different position next time? Melbourne&aposs Eastwood Golf Club, set in the Dandenong Ranges, faced that problem just over a week ago in an event that made international headlines around the world. The extraordinary events unfolded on the 137-metre par-3 14th hole. As reported in Inside Golf: Dragan Milosevic was the first to achieve the feat, playing in the morning group. Marking a triumphant 1? on the card, Dragan was, needless to say, extremely confident he had sewn up the Nearest the Pin prize for the day. But two afternoon players, Lance Robinson and Lindsay Howard, quickly dashed Dragan s hopes, as they each scored aces of their own on the hole, achieving every golfer s dream and giving the club an unprecedented three aces in one day. What s even more unique is that Lance and Lindsay were playing partners (in a group of 4) and were scoring each other s card. It was quite unique to see two 1&aposs on the cards, Lance told Inside Golf. We have never heard of this happening before. It has created quite a bit of fun and excitement around the club. Fittingly, all three players shared in the ball prize for nearest the pin. The club also awarded each player a hole-in-one trophy, a special tie, a couple of golf balls and free drinks for the members. The odds of making a hole-in-one vary greatly, depending on the source and the calculation method. According to various articles and Hole-in-One Insurance agencies in the US, for an amateur to score an ace on a standard 150-yard hole, the probability is anywhere from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 45,000 (this number is significantly lower for professional golfers).